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Crack Willow (Salix fragilis)

Family: Salicaceae or Willow (Poplar)

A large willow with a long petiole (1/4" to 1" long) and brittle twigs that tend to break off at their base. Such twigs may actually float down streams and take root in stream banks. Several campgrounds in Logan Canyon and possibly elsewhere were planted with this willow decades ago. Zones 4-9.

Comments and Limitations:
- Weak wood and/or branch structure.
- Prefers abundant water.